St Michael's Church

St Michael's Church, Cambridge

St Michael's Church
4.5
Historic Sites • Religious Sites
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This mid-14th century gothic-style church served as the college chapel of Michaelhouse, which later became Trinity College, and Gonville and Caius College.
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tez56
Bedford, UK258 contributions
Interesting Venue and Lovely Food
Jun 2021 • Family
Came here for lunch with family as it was lovely and quiet for my newborn baby. The building is lovely to look at with original stain glass windows and original interiors still in place. I had the vegetarian roll and it was delicious! Great value for money too. Special mention to the staff who were extremely friendly and always happy, particularly the woman with the red hair who served us (sorry didn't get the name). Will happily recommend this place to others as a lunch/coffee stop.
Written June 17, 2021
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futtock21
London, UK11,092 contributions
Now a cafe, art gallery and community centre
Oct 2019 • Solo
St. Michael’s Church was part of a parish seemed to be unsustainable as long ago as 1550 when there were plans to unite it with that of All Saints in the Jewry. It was originally built to accommodate the clergy of St. Michael’s College founded in 1324 but which merged with King’s Hall to form Trinity College in 1546. A fire which destroyed the roof in 1849 led to the substantial remodelling of the church by George Gilbert Scott the following year and by his son in 1870-2. In 1908 the parish was merged with that of Great St. Mary’s, thereafter falling into disuse until refurbished in 2001-2 since when it has functioned as the Michaelhouse Centre, not only as a weekday church but also as a community centre, occasional art gallery but permanent cafe thereby acting as a source of both spiritual and temporal sustenance.
Written October 27, 2019
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Gerry P
Tavistock, UK193 contributions
Light lunch
Oct 2019
Excellent choice of hot & cold food reasonably priced & served with a smile. We had pizza slice with salad for £7 & an indulgent Bicerin for £3.10. More spacious than it appears with some seating upstairs. Would definitely go back.
Written October 9, 2019
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Hazel E
Leeds, UK206 contributions
Surprising venue with wonderful food
Aug 2019 • Friends
This former church provided us with a tranquil setting for our lunch stop. Spacious and different, we stopped for lunch and couldn't stop looking at the windows and architecture. Excellent choice of food from sandwiches (hot & cold), soup, cakes, scones, quiche, salads etc. Efficient service and very reasonable prices. Venue also used to display photographs and paintings of local artists. Spiral staircase to upper floor of tables, so take care when carrying trays of food and drinks. Overall an excellent venue and good food.
Written August 5, 2019
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marg826
Coventry, UK448 contributions
Good coffee and interesting venue too
Jul 2019 • Friends
We called in for coffee and a scone [cheese plain or fruit] and came back at lunchtime. It is an interesting place with a spiral staircase going up to a mezzanine floor, not for the fainthearted when carrying a tray! We came back for lunch, pizza and salad. which was reasonably priced. There is a selection for lunch.The bread is home made. Its worth a trip to the Convenience for the glimpses of the original church.
Written July 10, 2019
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Donna D
8 contributions
Excellent choice for a lunch or snack
May 2019 • Couples
I have been to this former church turned cafe several times since 2013. the food is quite good and fairly priced. And proceeds go to charity! Art work displayed on the cafe walls and take a few moments to look around the part of the church that is intact.

Whilst there, take a look at the upper stained glass window with panels shaped like the English oak leaf
Written June 4, 2019
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Mirtha
Dublin, Ireland244 contributions
Good food let down by bad attitude of staff member
Apr 2019 • Solo
I had a really odd experience here. I dropped in for breakfast on a Sunday morning, I ordered my food from the gentleman serving, he asked where I was sitting up or down? I hadn't yet chosen a table but pointed to one I would take. He took the order and then promptly left to deliver food to another table. I sat down thinking I would pay later when the food was dropped down (he had asked where I was sitting) He came over and announced to the entire room "I need you to pay" I got up immediately and paid but felt it was done in a rude manner. I sat down again. He then shouted over at me, you food is left here, you walked away from it when you paid. So I got up again to collect the food and he repeated, it was left there and you walked away. I felt absolutely harangued at this stage and said I will try to get something right before I leave here. I would have left if I hadn't paid. The food was very good but my visit was spoiled by this bad attitude.
Written April 20, 2019
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RockyJohnnyB
Saffron Walden, UK264 contributions
Great Cafe
Mar 2019 • Business
I’ve walked past St Michaels a hundred times and completely missed the fact that it has a cafe. It’s right in the historic core of the city, so very well located. The cafe is a good size, and serves a decent coffee and food at reasonable prices. Will be visiting again
Written March 4, 2019
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Tory D
168 contributions
Afternoon hot chocolate and flap jack
Oct 2017 • Family
So Bill runs Hereford’s all saints cage which we love so on a busy Saturday afternoon in half term when desperately trying to find somewhere to seat 10
But when ordering 6 hot chocolates my husband was greeted with “but that’ll take 15 minutes “ as of he shouldn’t dream of asking for such things
Just wasn’t the friendly welcoming we were expecting though the not chocolates lattes and flapjack were indeed great

Ps it was a warmer welcome than Bills Cafe in st David’s cathedral - which according to trip advisor has q a problem with surly staff which sadly we had to concur
Written October 29, 2017
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Brian J
Impington, UK10 contributions
Great cafe in a beautiful, historic church
Feb 2017 • Couples
Great food and drink, great environment, lots of seating and artwork for sale on display. What's not to like?
Written February 15, 2017
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